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WHO AR 2015 - ZambiaWHO Zambia - Annual Report 2015

The year 2015 was quite eventful not only for the WHO Country Of ce, but the health sector at large. The WHO Country Of ce celebrated its

Golden Jubilee which highlighted WHO’s contribution to improving health in Zambia and its commitment to supporting the country in addressing current and emerging health challenges. The Regional Director for the WHO African Region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti who was present in the country during the Golden Jubilee celebration reassured government of WHO’s commitment to strengthening health systems and capacities for responding to emergencies in countries.

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  • More than 6 million Zambian children to be vaccinated against measles and rubella in a nationwide vaccination campaign. Lusaka,  21 September 2016 - In its continued efforts to improve child health and survival, the Ministry of Health introduced the Measles Rubella vaccine (MR) in the national routine immunisation system. The vaccine is being introduced through the nationwide preventive vaccination campaign targeting a total of 6,926,757 children aged 9 months to under 15 years. The vaccination campaign runs from 19th to 24th September 2016 and covers a total of 103 districts in all the 10 provinces in the country.…
  • Ministry of Health conducts a training workshop on the National District Information System (DHIS2) for WHO Country Office staff Lusaka, 24th August 2016 - WHO Country Office staff are undergoing a training course on the National District Health Information System from 22-27 August 2016. The training which is facilitated by trainers from the Directorate of Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Health is intended to equip the WHO staff with skills on how to use the web-based health facility database called District Health Information System (DHIS2) and to provide access rights for using the facility. The database is the…
  • Third Annual Pharmacy Research Conference held in Zambia Lusaka, 25th July, 2016 – The third Annual Pharmacy Research Conference was held in Lusaka from 19th - 20th July 2016 under the theme ‘Reducing Disease Burden through Pharmaceutical Care and Research’. The conference was convened by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and was supported by the World Health Organization, Zambia AIDs Related Tuberculosis Project (ZAMBART) and other Cooperating Partners . The conference brought together close to 100 participants…
  • National Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day commemorated on 30th June in Zambia under the theme “HIV testing: Key to reaching 90-90-90 target” Lusaka, 12 July 2016 – The National HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing Day is commemorated each year in Zambia on 30 June since 2006. The VCT Day provides a platform for the whole nation, provinces and districts with the opportunity to create awareness about HIV and to increase access to information and HIV testing services.  VCT is an important entry point to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support. When people know their status they will be able to make informed…
  • WHO Country Office signs a financing agreement with African Development Bank (ADB) on leveraging mobile technology to improve access to basic health services Lusaka, June 6, 2016 – On 19th May 2016, the World Health Organisation Country Office signed a financing agreement with the African Development Bank (ADB) on  leveraging mobile technology to improve access to basic health services in Zambia. Through this agreement, the ADB will provide WHO a grant  amounting to US$ 385,000  to support the Ministry of Health in  implementation of the Mhealth initiative. The Mhealth  programme is a component of a global WHO-International Telecommunications Union (ITU) joint initiative, Mobile Health for…

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